Christine Q. McLeod has experience in representing clients in various intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright matters. Her practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution in a wide range of technologies, including: electronics, communications systems, computer hardware and software. Christine also counsels clients on the patentability of inventions and provides patent infringement and validity opinions. Her experience further includes counseling clients on issues involving computer software and the protection and use of copyrighted materials, as well as registration of copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office. She also counsels clients on the selection, availability for use, and registration of trademarks and service marks, and on the preparation and prosecution of applications to protect marks with state agencies and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including opposition and cancellation practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice includes coordination of foreign patent and trademark filings. Christine, formerly an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Barry University, has lectured widely on various intellectual property issues. Christine is featured in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of intellectual property law. She is also recognized by Orlando Magazine as one of Orlando’s Top Lawyers. Christine has also been awarded the highest AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Specific Areas of Patent Preparation and/or Prosecution Experience
Software and computer-based technologies, including authentication, network monitoring, source code translators, industrial control systems, and communication protocols; electrical and electronic devices, including power converters, current/voltage control circuits, smart batteries, signal analysis, digital communication, power generators, turbines, medical devices, and monitoring devices.
Recent Speaking Engagements
- Patentable Subject Matter Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in View of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (2014), presented to the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, July 2014